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ACU students take on front-line roles in fighting the pandemic

They aren’t history majors, but they may be history makers.  Whether studying nursing, biology, athletic training, or other similar fields, many Abilene Christian University students took historic steps to mitigate the effects of a pandemic – administering COVID-19 tests, processing specimens in a lab and even vaccinating their peers and the community to protect against … Continued
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ACU student entrepreneurs collaborate for vendor fair

A pop-up market in downtown Abilene this week will feature businesses run by Abilene Christian University students. The April 24 event is organized by the Founder’s Club, a part of the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy, and sponsored by the Development Corporation of Abilene. More than 20 student-run organizations will take part in the … Continued

Sing Song 2021

ACU Sing Song returns to its roots, adapts to COVID safety

Despite the dueling challenges of the pandemic and the renovation of Moody Coliseum, Abilene Christian University’s annual Sing Song show is going on, although with a different look and feel than in recent history. This year, Sing Song – typically held at Moody Coliseum in February – will take place April 22-25 at Abilene’s Paramount … Continued

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ACU announces plans for in-person learning in summer, fall

Students at Abilene Christian University will experience a fully in-person learning and living environment on campus this summer and in the Fall 2021 semester.  Existing masking and distancing protocols will remain in place this summer with face coverings required indoors and encouraged outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.   “We believe this is in the … Continued

D'Angelo Sands

D’Angelo Sands named president of Texas TRIO

D’Angelo Sands, director of the Upward Bound program at Abilene Christian University, was sworn in on March 29 as president of the board for the Texas Association of TRIO Programs. Sands has worked with ACU’s Upward Bound program for 10 years. TRIO Programs are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide … Continued

Springboard

ACU Springboard set to award $40K to local businesses

Applications are open during March for Abilene Christian University’s annual Springboard competition through the Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. This year the competition will take place virtually and, in addition to business start-ups, will include those needing to adapt to COVID-19. “The competition’s focus has always been on early-stage businesses, but this year we … Continued

Shelton Gibbs ACU Board of Trustees

ACU adds three new members to Board of Trustees

Abilene Christian University added three new members to its Board of Trustees: Shelton Gibbs IV, Berto Guerra and Leslie Hutchins, M.D. The new members were elected at the board’s February meeting. Shelton Gibbs IV Gibbs is a judge of the 422nd District Court and Kaufman (Texas) County’s first Black district judge. He attended Southwestern Christian … Continued

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First-year experience brings national accolades and praise from students

As a freshman, Lessly Rocha (’21) quickly found her place in the ACU community, joining in time-honored traditions like Sing Song and Freshman Follies and kicking off new traditions like tailgating and football at Wildcat Stadium. She joined other freshmen in Cornerstone, a first-year seminar class that sets the foundation for students’ liberal arts education … Continued